Examining the Son of Perdition – Part 2
The Shinar Directive Continues Series | Michael K. Lake, Th.D.
Featured in the June Edition of SkyWatch TV Magazine
Since the publishing of The Shinar Directive, I have been immersed into what seems to be a new world of podcasts and writings on speculative eschatology. It would be difficult to calculate the many hours I have spent reading and listening to this younger generation of believers tackle the tough issues: from the overwhelming developments in technology to negotiating geopolitical changes in our world that seem to possess the fluidity of the most challenging rapids. This new generation of end-time researchers has heeded the admonition of the apostle Paul:
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
The Greek word that Paul uses for prove is dokimazo (dok-im-ad’-zo). This word means “to test, examine, prove, scrutinize (to see whether a thing is genuine or not), as metals.” [i]
I am encouraged by the diligent research of many in this new generation. However, before I continue, let me stress that I am referring to true believers and not those of the Emergent Church or other movements that question the integrity of the Word of God or the basic orthodoxy of the faith. What this new breed of Bereans is questioning is various interpretations or positions of speculative eschatology that were formulated in past generations that were not able to benefit from the knowledge of current technological breakthroughs or even recent discoveries of the agendas or belief systems of esoteric societies that dominated the cultures in the times in which the Word of God was being penned.
Let me share several reasons why I believe this out-of-the-box thinking and results are a good thing:
- Moving Beyond Sound Bites. Over the past two decades, I have become quite concerned at the propensity of the modern believer to offer theological sound bites to virtually every theological discussion. Let me give you an illustration of what I am talking about and its dangers within the Body of Christ.
This event happened back in the mid 90’s. I had traveled out of state to conduct a seminar at a large Evangelical church. I had arrived the day before to unwind before a full day of lecturing. The pastor was kind enough to invite me to participate that evening in group bible study at his church. The room was set up with the chairs in a semi-circle that would allow for group participation. During the conversation, one young man asked a rather deep and insightful question that deserved an appropriate answer. Perhaps it was a little deeper than the study leader wanted to go. In retrospect, I believe it was beyond what the facilitator was prepared to answer. What was given to the group as an answer was a quick and easy theological sound bite. Everyone in the group shook their heads in agreement, as if something profound had been said. The only reason I said anything was that the sound bite did not serve as an answer. In fact, it did not even come close. My questioning this nugget of prepackaged truth seemed to frustrate the leader. Upon further questioning, I discovered that no one in the study (to include the leader) could provide a proper definition of what that sound bite meant. Over the years, I have seen this play out again and again. Today’s believers are far too quick to offer impressive sound bites when they are challenged in the least regarding what they believe. When you question the validity of the phrase or ask for a proper definition, they either get angry or look like a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming truck! No wonder we are losing in the cultural battle that is being waged for the minds and souls of men today.
These shallow, pat answers are exactly the opposite of the instruction given to us in the New Testament.
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 1 Peter 3:15
We need to be ready to give an answer not only for the hope of our salvation, but the hope that is generated in our hearts from the proper understanding of both what we believe and why. The Word tells us that “deep calls to deep” (Psalms 42:7). Instead of answering the needs of humanity with the extreme depth of God’s waterfalls of truth, we are only offering them mud puddles from the nurseries of the Kingdom.
- Truth Loves Examination. Isn’t that what the apostle Paul was saying in 1 Thessalonians or even 2 Timothy 2:15?
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
The word that Paul uses for study in not one of leisure or to give half-hearted effort. Paul uses the Greek word spoudazo (spoo-dad’-zo). This word denotes “to hasten, to exert one’s self, endeavor, give diligence.” [ii] For far too many today, diligence is not a word to describe their efforts to “rightly divide the Word of Truth.”
I believe the Holy Spirit encourages questions and the desire to really dive into the Word of God and discover the power of His truth for ourselves. On the other hand, error absolutely hates the light of thorough examination. Error will scream:
- How dare you question!
- Who do you think you are?
- Just accept what I say!
We have forgotten in our Western culture that the basis for understanding truth, within the Hebraic backdrop in which the Word was written, is learning to ask the right questions. When a father would sit with his family every year at the Passover, it was the job of the children to ask, “What does this mean?” I have seen Jesus in the Gospels answer a question with a question. The reason for this was to get them to ask the right question! Until you ask the right question, you are never ready for the answer (truth). I have personally witnessed the Holy Spirit lead me on a particular spiritual journey just to get me to ask the question that set me up for the truth He was wanting to reveal. In the process of proving all things, this endeavor leads us to ask the right questions that provide the fertile ground for God to reveal His truth.
Resisting the Son of Perdition
Kingdom Intelligence Briefing Episode 33
I had the privileged of joining Rob Skiba on the late night radio show, the Revolutionary Radio Project, to discuss my recent article on "Examining the Son of Perdition," resent statements I have made on Facebook about what the Holy Spirit is stirring in my hearts, and my next book project, The Sheeriyth Empowerment. This lively discussion examines the biblical definition of personal holiness, the Marcionic spirit that is loose in the Body of Christ, and our need to leave Babylon to preparing for the next major move of God for revival and empowerment for the Remnant. I want to thank Rob at Revolution Radio for giving me permission to use that broadcast for this week’s podcast.
Examining the Son of Perdition – Part 1
The Shinar Directive Continues Series | Michael K. Lake, Th.D.
In my new book, The Shinar Directive, I connect the Son of Perdition with the historic figure of Nimrod within the Word of God. Nimrod’s directive to both draw all men away from God and possibly launch a war on Heaven itself drew an immediate and personal response from the Almighty. Nimrod’s directive did not die with the confusing of the languages; it was only postponed. Since the time of Nimrod, the Mystery Religions have been laboring under the cloak of secrecy to see his directive fulfilled. The Luciferian Elite are committed to creating the proper conditions on planet Earth for the return of their beloved despotic king, the Son of Perdition.
To gain a better understanding of this Luciferian king, I decided to examine Chapter 2 of Second Thessalonians for myself to see if there were clues unnoticed by researchers that preceded this generation. As we draw closer to the revealing of the Son of Perdition, the sorcerer’s cloak of mystery grows thinner. It is my desire to take the present day truths that are being revealed by the Holy Spirit in our generation to pierce even deeper through the Babylonian haze that surrounds this Man of Sin.
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 (KJV)
Paul is writing to the Church in Thessalonica. A teaching, whether delivered by the power of some spirit through a false teacher or by letter, was stressing the imminent return of Christ in their day (thus, Paul’s statement that the day of Christ was at hand.) In retrospect some nineteen hundred and sixty-four years later, we can see Paul’s point. A lot of history has happened between A.D. 51 and today. A strategic event, similar to the first rise of the Son of Perdition, must take place.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2 Thessalonians 2:3 (KJV)
Have you ever stopped to think about the life of Noah and his family after the flood? Everyone on the planet knew about the only true God and His judgment on a corrupt world that had been contaminated by the Watchers and through the teachings of their children, the Nephilim. (The Nephilim, according to Enoch, became demons after God’s judgment. This fact puts a whole new light on Paul’s statement regarding the “doctrine of demons.” Hebraically, doctrines are not about creeds; they are about the philosophy or ways that one lives his life.) As mankind moved away from the flood, the family line of Ham went to work, and there was a progressive falling away from God. This slow trickle became a tsunami under Nimrod. At the first revealing of the Son of Perdition, there was a great falling away from the knowledge and ways of God. Since the Almighty tells us the end from the beginning (Isa. 46:10), we will see a similar falling away.
Therefore, we see the prophetic pattern that is revealed after the flood. The whole earth must be filled with the knowledge of God, His ways, and the truth of His Gospel. Then a waning begins. It will be slow at first but will gain great momentum as the unveiling of the Son of Perdition draws ever closer.
Today, this falling away is indeed gaining great momentum. In my youth, I imagined as this happened that there would be no church buildings left in use. Everyone would have left the church, become secular, and worked to empower the Son of Perdition. Although the church buildings of many of the faithful are slowly emptying out, I see many mega churches filled to capacity through another gospel. These churches claim to be Christian, but they have dismissed sin and have made everything permissible under the guise of grace. As we examine the very nature of the Son of Perdition, we will realize the spirit behind his power has already been working behind the scenes to create the theologies needed that have brought about the apostasies of today.
Weekend Vigilante Interviews Dr. Lake about the Shinar Directive
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sheila Zilinsky of the Weekend Vigilante regarding my new best-selling book, The Shinar Directive. I know that you will enjoy the lively and insightful conversation we had in this interview.
The Shinar Directive – Part 3 on SkyWatch TV
Dr. Michael Lake returns for PART 3 in "The Shinar Directive" and it is the best show yet!
Dr. Michael Lake returns for a third 30-minute interview with Tom Horn and this show goes over the top. You can almost "sense" the old preachers in both men as they say some anointed things about the future, the plans of the Nimrod-ian schemes of occultists, but the better plans God has for his powerful end-times Church!
Dr. Tom Horn of SkyWatchTV Interviews Dr. Michael Lake, Author of The Shinar Directive
The first episode of SkyWatch TV features Dr. Tom Horn and Dr. Michael Lake discussing the new book, The Shinar Directive: Preparing the Way for the Son of Perdition.
In the ancient plains of Shinar, an evil was born: the first world king, the prototype transhuman, the ultimate despot, the Son of Perdition—Nimrod. In Babylon, the Son of Perdition devised the Shinar Directive: the enslaving of humanity and the war against the God of Heaven. God’s intervention at the Tower of Babel only delayed Nimrod’s hellish plans. As the powers of Mystery Babylon gather to create the new Tower of Babel and to prepare for the Son of Perdition’s return, Heaven is issuing a clarion call to the Remnant: Know the strategies of the enemy, untangle yourself from them, and become the victorious Church!
The Shinar Directive – Part 12
Plato, Transhumanism, and the Antichrist’s Strange Army
By Michael K. Lake, Th.D.
In the book of Revelation, we have several glimpses of various groups that follow the Antichrist. To understand all that we are seeing in the book of Revelation, we need to understand how the Elite plans to divide up the inhabitants of the earth. I believe their blueprint is something very comparable to Plato’s Republic.
In this book, Plato postulates his version of the perfect society. This society is comprised of three groups of people:
1. The benevolent Elite, who are filled with great wisdom on how to govern this ultimate republic
2. The citizens/worker drones, who labor to produce what the Elite decree is necessary for this republic
3. The military/police force, which keeps the citizens in line and under the control of the Elite
In my new book The Shinar Directive I provide a hypothesis on how Plato’s Republic ties into what is being accomplished in transhumanism and how it works into the book of Revelation. (Remember, we are all still seeing “through a glass darkly.”)
The Elite: The Elite will enhance their minds and bodies to include achieving immortality. They will become like demigods (or posthumans).
The workers: The Elite will provide some of these benefits to regular members of society to overcome the cost of illness and, therefore, overcome periodic reduction in production of what they need. There will be sufficient modification to the DNA of the workers to remove the image of God within (i.e., mark of the Beast), thereby removing all concepts of right and wrong. The standard worker will not be able to afford the gift of immorality, but will have to settle for an extended life span, which will be extremely disease resistant. Some form of mind control or hive mind will most likely be included in the enhancements.
The military force: The Elite’s enforcers will be given more powerful bodies with greater life spans than the worker class and will have a perfected version of unbreakable mind control/hive mind installed. These military forces will be nearly impossible to kill, but will meet their end at the Valley of Armageddon.
And if this sounds too fantastic to be true, check out these couple of headlines at Raiders News Update just this week (if you follow Raiders you know they have been documenting the move toward transhumanism by DARPA, the Pentagon, the Department of Defense etc):
- Debate Needs To Start Now On Genetically Engineering New Humans, Scientists Say
- Turning Humans Into Demigods—Who Will Benefit From Human Enhancement?
In fact the new SkyWatchTV will begin broadcasting soon after this article goes online and several of the first shows will be with me and Dr. Horn thoroughly discussing how quickly the so-called Hybrid Age is coming. When these developments are viewed through the lens of the book of Revelation, it all makes sense. All three classes of the coming Plato’s Republic could have received the mark of the Beast and have had their DNA changed. With elements of mind control installed within both the worker class and the military class, the world becomes “of one mind,” just like in the story of the Tower of Babel. The Elite will finally unify the entire planet toward completing the unfinished work of Nimrod.
But of course we also see in Revelation that one class of these new citizen-types are tormented in Revelation 9 by a transgenic horde. Death seems to flee from them, and they cannot die. They may also be the same segment of society that is thrown alive into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20).
Furthermore, not all who receive the Mark of the Beast are immortal. Later, in Revelation 9, four angels are loosed (most likely Watchers) who either bring their own two-hundred-million-member army with them, or they take command of the transgenic army that was released earlier in the chapter. This army slays one-third of the population on the planet.
Then we find in Revelation 17:8:
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
It is clear from this Scripture that the one who ascended out of the pit is the Antichrist/Nimrod, and in my new book and on the upcoming SkyWatchTV shows I postulate how after receiving a deadly head-wound there is reason to believe genetic breakthroughs are used to "heal" him and he too becomes transgenic as did the original Nimrod (who the Bible says "began to be a Gibborim" (Gen 10:8).
Finally, you have a class of citizens whose names are not written in the Book of Life. Does this reflect the same estate as the original Nephilim (human-angel-animal chimeras) who also are not in the book of life and cannot be saved? Let us first examine what Dake says about the Book of Life in his Annotated Reference Bible:
This is the first mention of the book of God in which the names of the righteous are written. It is referred to in Scripture under various terms: “Thy book” and “My book” (Ex. 32:32–33); “the book of the living” (Ps. 69:28); “the book” (Dan. 12:1); “the book of life” (Php. 4:3; Rev. 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:11–15; 22:18–19); and “the Lamb’s book of life” (Rev. 21:27). Just because “book of life” does not appear in all of these passages does not mean the reference in any one instance is to something else. Just as we have several names for the Bible—“the holy scriptures” (Rom. 1:2; 2Tim. 3:15); “the oracles of God” (Rom. 3:2; Heb. 5:12; 1 Pet. 4:11); “the law and the prophets” (Lk. 24:25–44); “the word of God” (Mk. 7:13; Rom. 10:17; Heb. 4:12); “the sword of the Spirit” (Eph. 6:17); and others—so we have several names for the book of life.